Witches: Salem, 1692
By Stacy Schiff
DB 83010 and available as BARD download
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cleopatra (DB 72130) examines the Salem Witch Trials, which began in 1692 in Massachusetts, ending less than a year later with nineteen men and women hanged. Schiff details how the panic spread during a pivotal moment of American history. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.
Witches: Salem, 1692
The Witches of Eastwick
By John Updike
DB 20906, BR 18429, available as BARD download
Eastwick, Rhode Island; 1960s. Thirtysomething divorced witches Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie would eventually like to conjure up new husbands for themselves. But their powers remain largely unfocused until a rich, vulgar, sexy stranger moves to town. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1984.
By Joe Hill
BR 18662, LT 8936
Fifteen horror stories by the author of Heart-Shaped Box (BR 17064). In "Better than Home," a disabled boy connects with his father at a baseball field. In "Voluntary Committal," a teen's savant brother helps him escape a friend's bad influence. Strong language and some violence. Bram Stoker Award. 2005.
Trick or Treachery
By Donald Bain
DB 70914, available as BARD download
Cabot Cove, Maine. After warning that the ghost of the town's legendary murderess will soon rise to wreak havoc, paranormal investigator Lucas Tremaine crashes a Halloween party, where one of the guests is murdered. Mystery writer--and costumed attendee--Jessica Fletcher must determine who was the killer. 2000.
Town in a Pumpkin Bash
By B.B. Haywood
Halloween is fast approaching and preparations for the Pumpkin Bash, Cape Willington, Maine's, annual autumn festival, are well underway. Candy Holliday is running this year's haunted hayride, in the hopes of making some extra cash. But when she discovers a real dead body near some fake tombstones, Candy's side job becomes a full-blown investigation to find out who turned a holiday attraction into a real horror show. 2013
Supernatural Short Stories
By Charles Dickens
DB 77413, available as BARD download
Selection of ten short stories by the author of A Christmas Carol (DB 43546). In "No. 1. Branch Line: The Signalman" a man has a premonition of his own death. Also includes three selections from The Pickwick Papers (DB 47884). 1836. 2012
The Secret of Bog Lane: An Ancient Evil Reaches from a Seaside American Town into the Heart of the Amazon Jungle
By Americo Tulipano
DBC 3809, available as BARD download
A family settles into a Cape Cod home with an unusual subterranean tropical garden. Thousands of miles away in the Brazilian jungle, an explorer makes a disturbing offer to an isolated tribe. Ancient evil finds a high tech host in this gripping thriller. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2011.
The Raven and Other Poems
By Edgar Allan Poe
DB 69751, BR 18521, available as BARD download
A selection of eerie and mysterious poems written by American writer Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849). Includes "The Raven," which made him famous in 1845, and the haunting lilt of "Annabel Lee." Introduction by Philip Pullman. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2000.
Passing Strange: True Tales of New England Hauntings and Horrors
By Joe Citro
DBC 3918, available as BARD download
Dozens of spooky mysteries, eerie events and ghostly encounters are gathered in this collection of true tales from every corner of New England. 1997